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of state. and i hate to see her drummed out of there by john mccain and lindsey graham on false charges, number one. and number two, i know everybody says you just have to pick your battles, you know. a lot of people were telling the president, i'm sure, yeah, she would be great but you can't afford to make this your first fight of this -- the end of this year, the beginning of the next year. you've got -- you can't waste your political capital on this. i'm sorry the president decided not to do it. i think he should have fought right down to the finish line with susan rice. i would rather go down in flames fighting for susan rice than give in to john mccain and lindsey graham. >> jennifer: you know, i know you have to pick your battles. i've been in that situation before. i know he's battling over the cliff. we'll talk about that in a second. but it is an interesting series of dominoes that fall here. susan rice does not get secretary of state. obviously john kerry will get that. he's the senator from massac
's an interesting question, coral is whether the president would say all right, john mccain and lindsey graham, you want to fight you've got one. >> it looks like at the offset, that's what he was doing. we've really seen the president in his post-election press conference -- >> bill: i was there in the front row. he was pissed. >> he was pissed. he was fighting back. he seemed ready to put his back into it. it seemed that that was the strategy. we're not backing down on this. as time goes on, the question becomes as much as you fight you can't get those votes. if you can't get those votes you don't get your candidate. there's another issue too. in his second term, the president's going to probably have to confirm -- get a lot of cabinet members through. so you kind of have to pick and choose your battles because you do need to have people -- he's going to need a treasury secretary. probably going to need an energy secretary. you can't have a protacted fight about every single one of those. he's probably going to -- likely h
. >> caller: listen, i'm so curious as to why we haven't seen the faces of john mccain and lindsey graham and their outrage over loss of american lives that he with saw for the last three months. they have been conspicuously an scent from -- absent from tv. >> stephanie: you mean the connecticut tragedy? >> yes. they've not said a word about these 26 wonderful people that lost their lives. >> stephanie: "meet the press" said they asked 31 pro gun legislators to appear and no one would come on. >> they're all hiding. for huckabee and the other gentleman you spoke of that said if god was a gentleman every profile of the kids and their families had any say about -- they were all very active in their churches. they did have god in their lives and i can't understand why they think their excuse from his protection just because they were in school that day. >> stephanie: absolutely. good point. let's go to scott in pasadena. >> caller: hi, there. a quick question for you that why is it that gun owners aren't willing to -- c
. at least lindsey graham and john mccain seem to be of one mind on this. >> going back to john mccain, though, this is a case of senatorial stalking. he was -- he had to give up the chairmanship of the armed services committee. he was term limited out in terms of the republican roles, so he went looking for another place where he could kind of do the same thing. >> he has found a corner of his own, but i think what is ironic here, mark, is that the republicans have rallied around john kerry anti-war hero who they swift boated less than ten years ago as the new secretary of state. >> the voice of reason. no, it's amazing to see how this happens. he and john mccain are best friends again. he called him mr. president the other day. what did he call him, mr. secretary. >> mr. secretary and mr. president. >> anyway, yes. >> karen, does the president lose face if he backs down on susan rice? >> he does. so i think the president's condition is going to continue to be bring it on. i do. >> bring it on, she says. thank you to my friends here for bringing it on. that is all for now. i will
, john mccain? are you listening, lindsey graham? that and a lot more but first, today's latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson in los angeles. lisa, hi. good morning. take it away. >> hey, bill. thank you. good morning, everyone. tennessee is considering arming its teachers now following the newtown shooting that killed 20 innocent school children. the republican controlled legislature says it will introduce a bill allowing the state to pay for secretly armed teachers. potential shooters will not know which classrooms have a gun and which do not. state senator grassley would require all schools to have an armed staff member and called gun control advocates naive. michigan will not allowed concealed carry in schools or churches. governor rick snyder vetoed that bill saying public institutions need the legal authority to ban weapons from their building if they choose. on both sides of the aisle opening up the gun control debate. speaker boehner is calling for a republican discussion on guns. in a closed door meeting, he did placate conse
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